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The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

March 1 - March 31
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

During his extensive career, he worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and I.M. Pei, to create internationally acknowledged design icons.

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$

Violet

March 1 - March 11
Theatre Gym at The Virginia Rep Center, 114 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

A young woman, Violet, dreams of miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Presented in Association with the Acts of Faith Festival. Presented by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep.

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$

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

March 1 - March 11
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Presented by Jewish Family Theatre. (Photo by Tom Topinka)

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$

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

March 3 - March 12
The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd
Richmond, VA 23223

Musical theater production with a live orchestra about Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince.

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$

Seussical Jr.

March 3 - March 11
Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, 3411 Semmes Avenue
Richmond , Virginia 23225

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best loved characters collide in this musical. Presented by PHSSA's Act ACORNingly drama troupe.

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$

Craftsmen’s Spring Classic Art and Craft Festival

March 10 - March 12
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222

  Features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste, and budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary. 10 am –  8 pm, Friday 10

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$

Eurydice

March 10 - March 20
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, 512 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, Virginia

Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine.

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Free

Voices of Victorian Women

March 11
Maymont, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

A special tour of the Dooley Mansion focusing on the life of women at the turn of the 20th Century. Many women were concerned with moral, social, economic, and political changes at home and abroad. Guided tours will be every half hour, the last tour begins at 4:30.

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Free

Time Travelers Passport Weekend

March 11 - March 12

Discover the area's treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, and more. Plus visit Maymont, American Civil War Museum, Edgar Allan Poe Museum, The Valentine, and Wilton House Museum. Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a special passport, available via download from any website of participating attractions.

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Ongoing
Free

Rudy Shepherd: We are all Trayvon Martin

March 1 @ 11:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
1708 Gallery, 319 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Shepherd’s paintings and drawings investigate current events: deceased pop culture icons, politicians, and both criminals and victims of crime.

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8:00 am
Free

13th Annual Family Fair

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Caroline Middle School, 13325 Devil's Three Jump Road
Milford, VA 22514

Information and Resource Fair. Participants attend three sessions of a variety of topics. Continuing education for educators, day care providers, foster families. Vendor Fair of service providers in our community. Bring food to donate to DSS pantry. Free lunch and child supervision. See website for flyer.

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9:00 am
$

Boot Camp for New Dads

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chippenham Hospital – Kraus Auditorium, 7101 Jahnke Rd
Richmond, VA 23225

This program is for rookie fathers. Built as a first-time dad skill-learning factory. Men get unedited, real talk info straight from veteran fathers who bring their babies. Classes held at local hospitals. Register at www.rfva.org. Scholarships available.

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9:30 am
$

Little Owl Yoga

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:10 am
Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23233

A family-centered class full of creativity. This unique class will introduce your little ones (ages 2 through 8 years) to yoga in a simple, structured program that incorporates not only basic yoga movements but also a story time.

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10:00 am
Free

Cinderella Dreams

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Westchester Commons Shopping Center, 15786 WC Main Street
Midlothian, VA 23113

Teens in need may shop for a prom dress and accessories for free at the former Famous Footwear location. Sponsored by the Midlothian Junior Women’s Club. (Free, Donation)  

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$

Reading Month – Meet a Dragon

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Short Pump, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233

Celebrating the month with spectacular story times featuring guest readers, fairy tale activities, and an Education Extravaganza. Don’t miss "Taco Dragon" of the children’s book, Dragons Love Tacos.

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11:00 am
Free

Second Saturday LEGO Club

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montpelier Library, 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
Montpelier, VA 23192

Buildings, superheroes, animals - the sky's the limit. Enter to win a LEGO book, too. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

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$

Animal Encounter

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maymont, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Meet some animal ambassadors during scaly, feathered, and furry close encounters. Visit with alligators, snakes and turtles, birds of prey, and animals of the Chesapeake Bay. Register online at maymont.org by March 10; for information, call 804-358-7168.

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$

Following the Rainbow for St. Patrick’s Day

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Midlothian, 12501 Stone Village Way
Midlothian, VA 23113

Kids will prep and eat a rainbow of fresh veggies and fruits with some delicious dips. The special treat at the end of the rainbow is a delicious green smoothie to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Hands-on class for a parent and child.

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$

So Silly: Musical Playdate

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:40 am
Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23233

Catch a case of the giggles. Tap into the joy of laughter as you wiggle, boing, and jiggle with silly sounds and songs, while developing age-appropriate skills through music. Hold onto your funny bones -- you're about to get SO SILLY!

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$

Book Signing with Author Karen Gloyer

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Barnes & Noble Short Pump, 11640 W. Broad Street
Henrico, 23233

Karen Gloyer will be signing copies of Nick the No-Good, Icky Tick. There will be copies available for purchase.

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Free

Holly Francis and Tyler Stoll Trunk Show

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Quirk is excited to host this special event with two Richmond artists, Holly Francis and Tyler Stoll. This trunk show will feature new work from both artists including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, housewares, and other lovely gifts.

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Free

Fairy Godmother Story Time

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Glen Allen, 9850 Brook Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Come take a seat in the Hundred Acre Wood as the Fairy Godmother reads 'Dance' by Matthew Van Fleet. After story time there will be crafts and activities for the kids to enjoy.

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12:00 pm
Free

Shamrock the Block

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Boulevard, 1200 North Boulevard
Richmond , VA 23230

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food, live music, and a special kids’ area with face-painting, bounces, games and more.

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Free

8th Annual Bluegrass Jam

March 11 @ 12:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States

Local and regional bluegrass bands come together to raise money to benefit military families through the Richmond Fisher House. Bring your instrument for open jam sessions and your appetite for great food from local vendors. (Free, donations accepted)  

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12:30 pm
Free

EmojiNation

March 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181

Create emoji-themed crafts and play with an emoji game app. Part of Teen Tech Week. Emoji-themed snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library

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1:00 pm
$

Book Talk and Tour- Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar, 500 Tredegar St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Hear the tales of the young women and girls who risked – and sometimes gave – their lives to support America’s Civil War arsenal. After the talk, join a 45-minute tour of Brown’s Island, where many “gunpowder girls” worked and died during the war.

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Behind the Scenes

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Maymont, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Walk through the Employees Only door for a special peek at the inner workings of the Nature Center. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Register at the Visitor Center desk on the day of the program. (Groups of 5 or more must register in advance.)

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2:00 pm
$

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220

This production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more—plus some surprising new twists. This hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream,…or a really great pair of shoes.  

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5:30 pm
$

Miracles in Motion Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mechanicsville Church of Christ, 8067 Atlee Rd
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

An evening of delicious food, entertainment, and warm fellowship while being inspired by the accomplishments of an amazing company of dancers. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. (gluten free option available).

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6:00 pm
$

Arena Racing

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Richmond Coliseum, 601 E Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States

An exciting, family-friendly entertainment featuring half-scale stock cars racing around a half-million dollar, high-banked race track. Kids 15 or under get in free with a paid adult reserve ticket when you buy online. Race starts at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.

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8:00 pm
$

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220

This production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more—plus some surprising new twists. This hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream,…or a really great pair of shoes.

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